SHAH ALAM, Dec 10 (Bernama) — About 5,000 people from diverse racial and religious backgrounds gathered at the Dataran Mayang, Section 16, here to express their loyalty and to support the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
The ‘Daulat Tuanku’ gathering which began at 9.30 am was aimed at defending and expressing respect and loyalty to the Sultan of Selangor following a statement made by DAP member Datuk Zaid Ibrahim against him via Twitter recently.
It was also held to take Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to task for insulting the Bugis community and offending the Sultan and to urge for firm action to be taken against the two politicians.
Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar said the gathering organised by the state BN leadership urged the Selangor PKR government to ban Zaid and Dr Mahathir from speaking at any areas or premises in Selangor.
“Police also do not have to issue any permits to Zaid Ibrahim and Dr Mahathir allowing them to speak at any political gatherings and platform in Selangor,” he said when speaking at the gathering